Book Reviews of Hasty Death (Edwardian Murder, Bk 2)

Hasty Death (Edwardian Murder, Bk 2)
Hasty Death - Edwardian Murder, Bk 2
Author: Marion Chesney
ISBN-13: 9780312936167
ISBN-10: 0312936168
Publication Date: 4/5/2005
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 59 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Although this novel takes place at the beginning of the 20th century in enlightened London, the gap between the social classes remains as vast as ever and the suffragette movement is just starting to impact on society. The investigation into the cleverly designed mystery is fun to follow especially in light of Rose's deeper agenda to gain the attention of her "social inferior" Harry. Lady Rose Summer is the willful, spoiled and confused character in the novel who wants to be independent but does not like the consequences of being 'on her own' and misses the comforts and luxuries of her Father's London home. She resents not being able to have her cake and eat it to. She wants the attention of Harrry but resents his being of a 'trade' class. This is a terrific tale from Marion Chesney known for her Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth tales.
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Helpful Score: 3
"Lady Rose Summer returns in this second outing of Chesney's Edwardian Mystery Series. Rose is the spoiled daughter of the Earl and Countess Hadshire who is trying desperately to marry her off and since her failed first season, they are now considering either an asylum or India. Both seemingly will do the right job. But Roses decides to break the class barriers and go out into the working world with her maid Daisy. Being a typist seems interesting that is until she is forced to actually live off of her salary and not daddy's money. Well, low and behold a murder mystery falls into their lap and with the help of charming Captain Harry Cathcart, they all, Rose, Harry, Daisy and Becket, wind their way though an interesting group of blackmailer and blackmailees to a rather unique conclusion. Who knew you could blackmail a person for that reason; guess we all have something we must hide.

Once the murder is solved, Rose still has that little problem of becoming engaged or being forced to India. How is she going to get out of this, since marriage seems to be the last thing on her mind.

I enjoy this rather easy to read series. No complicated storylines or history to remember; an easy adventure with a cast of interesting recurring characters. This one also includes a little side story of unrequited love.
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Helpful Score: 2
"Lady Rose Summer returns in this second outing of Chesney's Edwardian Mystery Series. Rose is the spoiled daughter of the Earl and Countess Hadshire who is trying desperately to marry her off and since her failed first season, they are now considering either an asylum or India. Both seemingly will do the right job. But Roses decides to break the class barriers and go out into the working world with her maid Daisy. Being a typist seems interesting that is until she is forced to actually live off of her salary and not daddy's money. Well, low and behold a murder mystery falls into their lap and with the help of charming Captain Harry Cathcart, they all, Rose, Harry, Daisy and Becket, wind their way though an interesting group of blackmailer and blackmailees to a rather unique conclusion. Who knew you could blackmail a person for that reason; guess we all have something we must hide.

Once the murder is solved, Rose still has that little problem of becoming engaged or being forced to India. How is she going to get out of this, since marriage seems to be the last thing on her mind.

I enjoy this rather easy to read series. No complicated storylines or history to remember; an easy adventure with a cast of interesting recurring characters. This one also includes a little side story of unrequited love. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/2srwfj
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoy this series.....Lady Rose and Daisy have real jobs ! But before long they are once again involved in murder...this time, the murder of a playboy who happens to have been dabbling in blackmail.....Lady Rose needs to become "engaged"or find a husband PDQ to avoid being sent to India to find a husband.....
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Helpful Score: 2
Even my husband liked this one. He's read them all - I'm on my way.
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Helpful Score: 1
A charming book by Marion Chesney, with her headstrong Lady Rose continuing to get into trouble and having to be rescued by Captain Harry Cathcart. They join forces with Superintendent Kerrigan from Scotland Yard along the way to solve a murder or two.
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Helpful Score: 1
"Lady Rose Summer returns in this second outing of Chesney's Edwardian Mystery Series. Rose is the spoiled daughter of the Earl and Countess Hadshire who is trying desperately to marry her off and since her failed first season, they are now considering either an asylum or India. Both seemingly will do the right job. But Roses decides to break the class barriers and go out into the working world with her maid Daisy. Being a typist seems interesting that is until she is forced to actually live off of her salary and not daddy's money. Well, low and behold a murder mystery falls into their lap and with the help of charming Captain Harry Cathcart, they all, Rose, Harry, Daisy and Becket, wind their way though an interesting group of blackmailer and blackmailees to a rather unique conclusion. Who knew you could blackmail a person for that reason; guess we all have something we must hide.

Once the murder is solved, Rose still has that little problem of becoming engaged or being forced to India. How is she going to get out of this, since marriage seems to be the last thing on her mind.

I enjoy this rather easy to read series. No complicated storylines or history to remember; an easy adventure with a cast of interesting recurring characters. This one also includes a little side story of unrequited love. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/2srwfj
reviewed Hasty Death (Edwardian Murder, Bk 2) on + 330 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
"Lady Rose Summer returns in this second outing of Chesney's Edwardian Mystery Series. Rose is the spoiled daughter of the Earl and Countess Hadshire who is trying desperately to marry her off and since her failed first season, they are now considering either an asylum or India. Both seemingly will do the right job. But Roses decides to break the class barriers and go out into the working world with her maid Daisy. Being a typist seems interesting that is until she is forced to actually live off of her salary and not daddy's money. Well, low and behold a murder mystery falls into their lap and with the help of charming Captain Harry Cathcart, they all, Rose, Harry, Daisy and Becket, wind their way though an interesting group of blackmailer and blackmailees to a rather unique conclusion. Who knew you could blackmail a person for that reason; guess we all have something we must hide.

Once the murder is solved, Rose still has that little problem of becoming engaged or being forced to India. How is she going to get out of this, since marriage seems to be the last thing on her mind.

I enjoy this rather easy to read series. No complicated storylines or history to remember; an easy adventure with a cast of interesting recurring characters. This one also includes a little side story of unrequited love. Amazon Review: http://tinyurl.com/2srwfj
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An historical cozy, 2nd in a new series. A fast, fun read.
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Very nice cozy with a humorouys twist,
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Enjoyed this book. This was set in the early 1900's and if you have watched Downton Abbey you will recognize a lot of the class distinctions and titles.